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Life as a Performance Sport

Recently Dr. Leslie Toogood sat down with Matt Johnston and recorded an episode of the Human Assignment podcast. Adrienne and Matt talked about the work Adrienne does with athletes and other high performers. They discussed, among other topics, the importance of developing trust and self-awareness so that one can develop their own practices that support […]

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The Importance of Self-Care

In 2016 a University of Manitoba graduate student examined the impact of passion on the performance and lives of elite coaches. While rooted in sport, the findings of the study lend insight into the requirements we all need to be successful and well. The study demonstrated that self-care, or the ability of individuals to recover […]

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Mental Skills Living

We often talk about the idea of mental skills training. Perhaps we invest for a bit of time, stop doing it and the benefits go away, so we get frustrated and abandon it altogether. But maybe we need to recognize that mental-skills-training is more a way of life? I think it makes more sense to […]

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Staff as unique assets

In high performance sport, athletes are seen as assets.  They bring a unique skill to the table and it is highly valued.  They run fast or jump far.  And we do not think anyone else can do it as well as them.  As such, we spend a great deal of time doing whatever we can […]

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Choosing your reality!

I am reading the book “Success through stillness” (by Russell Simmons).  Meditation is a tool that allows you to choose the reality you want to live in.  Below is a clip from an athlete who took the reigns on determining what they wanted their reality to be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI6VnD0DHbo

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LIVE your life …

Being from Winnipeg, I am very familiar with Lindor Reynolds.  Losing someone special is a wake up call for all of us.  How many of us go through our days, and in particular spend time at work not being fully present?  How many of us live as if we will always have more time?  But […]

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Mind your mental well-being

When we think of high performance sport, we spend lots of time ensuring that our body is healthy.  We hydrate, eat certain foods, warm-up and cool down.  We pay particular attention to this during certain training phases or perhaps during a particularly demanding competitive event.  We get that if we do not take care of […]

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Parents as Partners: Becoming a High-Performing Sport Parent

Post #1: Re-considering failure as opportunities for development “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.” – Vince Lombardi In strength training, there is a phase where an athlete builds the most muscle.  This is called the anabolic phase.  In the anabolic […]

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